Giovanni Elia, MD

Associate Director of Palliative Care Service
Palliative care physician

Dr. Giovanni Elia is a palliative care physician who treats hospitalized patients with life-altering or terminal illnesses.

Elia's research focuses on using information technology and quality interventions to improve patient care.

Elia earned his medical degree from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome. He then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in pelvic surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in gynecologic urology at the University of Southern California and a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at the Institute for Palliative Medicine.

Elia is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and America Medical Association. He is a professor of medicine at UCSF. In his free time, he enjoys sailing.

Board Certification

Hospice & Palliative Medicine, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Academic Title

Professor

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Education

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 1981

Residencies

Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center/New York Medical College, Obstetrics and Gynecology 1990

Fellowships

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Pelvic Surgery 1991
University of Southern California, Gynecologic Urology 1993
Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Psotka MA, McKee KY, Liu AY, Elia G, De Marco T. Palliative Care in Heart Failure: What Triggers Specialist Consultation? Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2017 Sep - Oct; 60(2):215-225.
  2. Elia G and Ferris F . Textbook of Gynecologic Oncology. Second Edition. Ed. Ali Ayhan, Nicholas Reed, Murat Gultekin, Polat Dursum. Gunes Publishing, Ankara, Turkey. Challenges and Opportunities in Palliative Care. 2016.
  3. Elia G. Marin Medicine. Too Early for Palliative Care?. 2014; 60(2).
  4. Elia G and Ferris F . Textbook of Gynecologic Oncology. First Edition. Ed. Ali Ayhan, Nicholas Reed, Murat Gultekin, Polat Dursum. Gunes Publishing, Ankara, Turkey. Challenges and Opportunities in Palliative Care. 2012.
  5. Roeland E, Mitchell W, Elia G, Thornberry K, Herman H, Cain J, Atayee R, Bardwell W and Von Gunten C. The Journal of Supportive Oncology. Symptom Control in Stem Cell Transplantation: A Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Team Approach. Part 2: Psychosocial Concerns. 2010; 8(4):179-183.
  6. Roeland E, Mitchell W, Elia G, Thornberry K, Herman H, Cain J, Atayee R, Bardwell W and Von Gunten C. The Journal of Supportive Oncology. Symptom Control in Stem Cell Transplantation: A Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Team Approach. Part I Physical Symptoms. 2010; 8(3):1-17.
  7. Smusz T and Elia G. Gazzetta Eubiosia, March 2009;. Palliative Medicine in Rural America. 2009; 1(11):4.
  8. Elia G and Thomas J. Current Oncology Reports. The symptomatic relief of dyspnea. 2008; 10:319-325.
  9. Elia G. Gazzetta Eubiosia. L’assistenza al malato terminale negli Stati Uniti: Il caso del San Diego Hospice. 2007; 4:9.
  10. Bergman J, Robertson J and Elia G . Effects of a magnetic field on urodynamic parameters in women with stress urinary incontinence. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine . 2004; 10:70-72.
  11. Elia G, Bergman J, Dye T. Familial Incidence of Urinary Incontinence. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2002; 187:53-55.
  12. Elia G, Dye TD, Scariati PD . Body mass index and urinary problems in women. Int Urogyn J. 2001; 12:366-369.
  13. Elia G, Counsell C, Singer S. Uterine arterial malformation: a hidden cause of severe intermittent bleeding. J Repr Med 2001. 2001; 46:398-400.
  14. Gilbert R O, Elia G, Beach D H, Klaessig S, Singh B N . Cytopathogenic effect of Trichomonas vaginalis on human vaginal epithelial cells cultured in vitro. Infection and Immunity. 2000; 68:4200-4206.
  15. Elia G, Bergman J, Klutke J J, Klutke C G. Urethral resistance after surgery for stress urinary incontinence: do we obstruct to succeed?. Urodinamica. 2000; 10:32-37.
  16. Elia G, Badawy SZA, Singh M. A teaching program in operative laparoscopy for residents in obstetrics and gynecology. Endoscopia. 1999; 2:63-65.
  17. Klutke J, Klutke C, Bergman J and Elia G. Bladder neck suspension for stress urinary incontinence: How does it work?. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 1999; 18:623-627.
  18. Elia G . Clinical Management of the Perimenopause. Ed. Shawky ZA Badawy. Edward Arnold Limited, London, England. Urinary stress incontinence in the perimenopause. 1999.
  19. Bergman J, Elia G. Effects of the menstrual cycle on Urodynamic work-up: Should we change our practice?. Int Urogynecol J. 1999; 10:375-377.
  20. Holmes M, Elia G. Endoscopia. Laparoscopic bladder neck suspension, an advanced surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence. Literature review. 1999; 2:83-87.

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